Navy Denies Russian Claims of Expelling U.S. Destroyer From Territorial Waters In Sea of Japan

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) sails in formation with the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) and Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Winnipeg (FFH 338) in the Phillipine Sea on Oct. 3, 2021. U.S. Navy Photo

The U.S. Navy on Friday refuted Russian claims that it prevented a U.S. destroyer from crossing into its territorial waters in the Sea of Japan.

USS Chafee (DDG-90) was conducting “routine operations” and preparing for flight...

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Panel: Military Needs More Electrical Power to Counter Long-Range Missile Threats

Chinese Type 022 Houbei-class Fast Attack Missile Craft firing missiles. People’s Liberation Army Navy Photo

The Pentagon finds itself in the “shocking and eye-opening” position of needing more electrical power to protect distributed naval and ground forces from long-range attack at a time when China dominates the global production of advanced batteries needed to meet that mission, a panel of security experts said Thursday.

Heather Penny, a senior fellow at the Air Force Association’s Mitchell...

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CNO Gilday: U.S., Allies Conduct Indo-Pacific Exercises to Strengthen Interoperability Between Navies

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday addresses the crew of the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during Exercise Malabar on Oct. 14, 2021 in the Bay of Bengal. US Navy Photo

KUALA LUMPUR – The United States and its partners conduct exercises in the Indo-Pacific so like-minded countries and navies can work toward interoperability, not to send a message toward a specific country, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday said Thursday.

“There are dozens of exercises every year that are bilateral,...

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Afghan Ambassador to U.S. Says Taliban Struggling to Govern a ‘Drastically’ Different Country

Evacuees load on to buses to be processed during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan on Aug. 22, 2021. US Marine Corps Photo

The Taliban is struggling to govern a drastically changed country in Afghanistan, the nation’s ambassador to the United States said Wednesday.
The difficulties range from a massive humanitarian crisis affecting 18 million Afghans who lack food and medical care to an economic collapse that has closed markets across the country and a...

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Sale of Last Conventional Supercarriers Deals Final Blow To Museum Hopes

The former USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) gets underway from its homeport at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan in 2004. US Navy Photo

When James Melka first approached USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63), he had no idea the size of the aircraft carrier.

As the 17-year-old walked toward the pier in 1965, he could see the big gray ship, growing larger as he approached. It was “amazing” to walk onto the ship, then just four years into its service life, via its gangplank, Melka recalled.

At 1,047 feet, the former USS Kitty Hawk...

CNO Gilday: U.S. Must Leverage Allies Like India to Counter China in Indo-Pacific

An SH-3 Sea King, assigned to the Indian Naval Air Arm, takes off from the flight deck of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG-67) on June 24, 2021. US Navy Photo

KUALA LUMPUR – While the United States is currently investing in key military capabilities to ensure its interests are protected, it’s also leveraging the asymmetric advantage of having partners and allies globally, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday said Tuesday.

Gilday was responding to a question during...

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24th MEU, Iwo Jima ARG Arrive Home From Deployment

The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) arrives at its homeport of Naval Station Mayport, Florida, Oct. 11, 2021. US Navy Photo

The three ships that make up the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group pulled into their respective homeports the last few days, ending a deployment that supported the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) reached Naval Station Mayport, Fla., on Monday, while USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) arrived at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Va.,...

Pentagon Denies Chinese Accusation of Cover-Up in Nuclear Attack Submarine Crash

USS Connecticut (SSN-22) arrives at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan for a scheduled port visit on July 31, 2021. US Navy Photo

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby on Tuesday denied a Chinese accusation that the U.S. is seeking to cover up a submarine collision in the South China Sea.

“It’s an odd way of covering something up when you put out a press release about it,” Kirby said during a press conference when asked about China’s allegation.

Seawolf-class nuclear attack submarine USS Connecticut...

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